BDVA organises online Activity Group 39 on the 23rd of October 2020

On the 23rd of October BDVA will host (online) Activity Group Meeting 39, which will focus on the work of BDVA Task Forces and the upcoming Horizon Europe and Digital Europe Programmes. BDVA Members will also be able to pitch and present their organisations and research priority areas in front of the community. 

For more information on this event or if your are interested in hearing more about Activity Group Meetings please contact BVDA:

The EUHubs4Data project officially kicked off !

On the first of September, the European Federation of Data Driven Innovation Hubs (EUHubs4Data) project officially started.

Funded under Horizon 2020 (DT-ICT-05-2020 call) and involving 21 partners from 12 countries, this project aims to become the European reference for data driven innovation and experimentation, fostering collaboration between data driven initiatives in Europefederating solutions in a global common catalogue of data services, and sharing data in a cross-border and cross-sector basis

BDVA has a pivotal role in EUHubs4Data, acting as Work Package leader for the establishment of the federation of DIHs and leading activities linked to community building and communication and dissemination. The project will last for 3 years and will contribute to the creation of the European Common Data Space.

More information on the project can be found here

Release of the Strategic Research Innovation and Deployment Agenda for the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership

Today, BDVA, CLAIRE, ELLIS, EurAI and euRobotics are pleased to announce the official release of the Joint Strategic Research Innovation and Deployment Agenda (SRIDA) for the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership, which is available here.

Building on the previous release (SRIDA Second Consultation Release, September 2019 [3]), the joint SRIDA contains numerous updates and notably three specific “Deep Dive” sections for Artificial Intelligence, Data and Robotics research, as well as an updated list of innovation challenges that Europe needs to tackle soon . It also provides more details on the Investment Areas (IA) and on the possibilities for collaboration with other partnerships, initiatives and communities under Horizon Europe. Furthermore, indicates new business opportunities. This SRIDA will guide the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership activities from January 2021 onwards and will ensure that this initiative achieves its vision “to boost European competitiveness, societal wellbeing and environmental aspects to lead the world in researching, developing and deploying value-driven trustworthy AI, Data and Robotics based on fundamental European rights, principles and values”.

The joint release of the SRIDA will be presented publicly during the Research and Innovation Days 2020 (22-24th of September).

You can find the third release of the SRIDA here

In case of questions, please contact

BDVA Vice President attending the Second European AI Alliance Assembly

On Friday the 9th of October BDVA Vice President, Laure Le Bars, attended as guest speaker the Second European AI Alliance Assembly.

BDVA Vice President joined the first session of the day titled "An ecosystem of excellence - Make it happen" and discussed with representatives from academia and from the public sector on how to build an AI ecosystem of excellence in Europe

More information on this event and the background of this initiative can be found here. The full recording of the event is available here.

BDVA welcomes 19 new members

On the 8th of July, the BDVA General Assembly officially welcomed 19 new members, among which there are 5 Full Members and 14 Associate Members. 

Full members: ABI Lab, eBOS Technologies, Occitanie Data, University of the Basque Country and University of Murcia

Associate members: 1001 Lakes, AUSTRALO Interinnov Marketing Lab SL, BOMENGIE Lab CRIGEN, ETA Consulting, FTK e.V., IDEKOLeonardo SPA, LORTEK, SatCen, Software Imagination & Vision (SIMAVI), Value Date, Yoop Tech Limited and University of Pavia (Department of Economics and Management)

EU AI Whitepaper in line with the vision of the new partnership on AI, Data and Robotics

BDVA has published its response to the White paper on Artificial Intelligence: "a European approach to Excellence and Trust". BDVA welcomes this whitepaper as there is a clear need for a solid AI European approach based on European values. The aspiration contained within this document for Europe to “become a global leader in innovation in the data economy and its applications” is strongly supported by BDVA. A comprehensive and functioning Data Strategy is a prerequisite to any AI Policy and regulation. The general broad policy perspective of this whitepaper is also very well-received. The AI Whitepaper is very much in line with the vision of the new partnership on AI, Data and Robotics. Find BDVA's response to the White paper on AI here.

Contribution of BDVA and the BDV PPP to the European Data Strategy

BDVA has published its response to the European Data Strategy published by the European Commission last February 19th. BDVA welcomes the European Data Strategy as the natural evolution of the data innovation ecosystem within Europe. The Data Strategy leverages the work of the Big Data Value PPP to support Large Industry working together with SMEs and research organisations in a critical mix needed to deliver both economic and societal impact to Europe in areas including mobility, manufacturing, bio- economy, health, energy, environment, smart cities and infrastructures, food, finance, media and farming. Find BDVA's response to the European Data Strategy here.

The AI, Data and Robotics Partnership presented by the German press

On the 16th of October, the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel released an article presenting the upcoming AI, Data and Robotics Partnership based on an interview of BDVA President, Thomas Hahn - Siemens.

Find the full article (in German) here.

For more information on the AI, Data and Robotics Partnership, visit the website or contact BDVA office at